Victoria + Vancouver Island

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Hotels/Resorts Cities Islands Spas Tour Operators Cruise Lines Airlines Car-Rentals Main Page Top Islands: Vancouver Island NATURAL ATTRACTIONS Towering mountains, cedar f...
For most of the past 20 years, Vancouver Island's west coast has been a magnet for environmentalists. Their clashes with the timber industry made headlines in 1993 when more than 800 protesters were arrested at Clayoquot Sound for blocking logging...
the Itinerary 420 Miles: Vancouver to Victoria Island to Vancouver. Day 1 From Vancouver, take Route 99 north a half-hour to Horseshoe Bay and catch the 90-minute ferry to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Follow Route 19 north to the Coombs turn...
A typical New Yorker: I had to push my luck. As I watched the cop saunter up to my illegally parked black Mustang convertible, I knew I was busted. I had pulled into a cul-de-sac in Pacific Rim National Park on Vancouver Island to admire the miles...
The first time I went away to summer camp, I missed my family so much that I joined the Homesick Club. A bunch of weepy girls sitting by the side of a lake eating Mallomars, we were encouraged by a sympathetic counselor to "let it all ...
The Gulf Islands of British Columbia may be the undiscovered version of the San Juans, but they're not everyone's idea of paradise. There are hardly any beaches, and the water's too cold for swimming anyway. They're not even in a gulf: they were g...
And the sprawling beaches, thriving wildlife, and dazzling sea creatures. Two years ago, after a 20-year clash between environmentalists and loggers, the 650,000-acre rain forest on Clayoquot Sound was named a unesco Biosphere Reserve. What has em...
I'll never forget my first impression of Vancouver Island. As my husband and I flew over Puget Sound one fall day nearly five years ago, it was storming. But once we arrived in Tofino, the air was balmy, the tide low. We felt as if we'd been trans...
The first time I visited Victoria—the capital of British Columbia and the civilized heart of big, wild Vancouver Island (it’s nearly as long, top to bottom, as Ireland and still largely undeveloped)—I came in search of orcas, bald eagles and black...